A recent study published in diabetic journal Diabetes Care indicates that once diabetics in the South Tees area of England were exposed to an initiative to provide better standards of diabetes foot care levels of amputations related to the disease fell significantly.
A research team at St Columcille’s Hospital in Dublin found that leg amputations in the region relating to diabetes dropped significantly in the regio, even as amputations relating to non-diabetic causes increased.
Dr. Ronan Canavan and his team reportedly commented: “These diverging trends mark a significant improvement in care for patients with diabetic foot disease as a result of better organized diabetes care. Our study shows the importance of including a non-diabetes-related leg amputation comparison. A case-control study would be an efficient approach to further explore the specific changes seen in our study.”
Diabetic foot care is one fundamental part of diabetes care that is often overlooked by diabetics until it is too late. Diabetic neuropathy means that even small diabetic foot injuries can quickly turn serious.

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